Tragedy Strikes Ahead of VP Saulos Chilima’s Funeral: 4 Dead, 12 Injured in Ntcheu Accident

By Burnett Munthali

In a heartbreaking turn of events, tragedy has struck the community of Ntcheu as Malawi prepares for the funeral ceremony of Vice President Saulos Chilima. Reports indicate that a devastating accident has claimed the lives of four individuals and left twelve others including a pregnant woman injured on Sunday 16 June 2024 as the funeral procession was on its way to Nsipe.

The accident, occurring amidst preparations for the solemn ceremony, has cast a shadow over the already somber atmosphere. The United Transformation Movement (UTM) has issued a heartfelt response, urging its followers and the public to remain calm and unified during this challenging time.

UTM secretary general Kaliyati

The UTM’s message emphasizes the importance of compassion and support for the families affected by the accident. It calls for solidarity among its members and the broader community as efforts are made to assist the injured and console the grieving.

Furthermore, the UTM reaffirms its commitment to providing updates and guidance to its members regarding any developments related to the accident and the funeral proceedings. The movement encourages everyone to prioritize safety and respect during this sensitive period.

In conclusion, as Malawi prepares to bid farewell to Vice President Saulos Chilima, the nation is reminded of the fragility of life and the importance of unity in times of adversity. The UTM’s message serves as a beacon of strength and compassion, urging calmness and support amidst tragedy, as the community rallies together to honor the memory of a respected leader.